While driving in Saguaro Forest the other day I saw a family of deer. This isn’t uncommon but I was reminded yet again about how much beautiful wildlife there is in Desert Mountain. Deer, javelinas, coyotes, and bunnies are seen regularly around Desert Mountain. An occasional mountain lion will even wander out of the Continental Mountains onto the Chiricahua golf course.
As tempting as it may be to sneak a wild animal a snack, please don’t feed the wildlife at Desert Mountain. Feeding wildlife, whether accidental or on purpose, always does more harm than good. There are a number of reasons why this is the case.
For one, the nutrients found in “human” food can cause serious health problems. The animals also may loose their natural fear of humans. Providing food within your community can invite large and potentially dangerous animals to become too comfortable in residential and recreational areas. Even smaller animals can congregate and create a nuisance, or even a safety risk.
Additionally, animals that gather for food handouts can stress the delicate ecosystem in that area and deplete the natural food supply. Disease is also a major concern. The closer in proximity animals are to each other, the greater the risk that disease will be spread among them. Epidemics can result in humans and pets suffering the consequences.
By leaving food out for wild animals or improperly sealing trashcans, animals can inadvertently cause significant property damage and become “unwelcome house guests” as they search for more goodies.
Loving animals means respecting their natural ecosystems and giving them space. Always enjoy wildlife at a distance and never feed them!
Feel free to reach out to me with any questions about available homes for sale at Desert Mountain. I would be happy to give you a private showing.
Carmen Brodeur JD
Trillium Properties, LLC
9825 E Bell Road, Suite 120, Scottsdale AZ 85255
Cell (602) 791-0536